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VIU ElderCollege offers both online and in-person courses for learners

July 26, 2022

Online learning opportunities for Vancouver Island University (VIU) ElderCollege students are here to stay.VIU ElderCollege offers learning opportunities for people who are 50 plus in the communities of Ladysmith to Bowser for courses held in person. During the early months of the... Read more


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VIU Adjunct Professor’s research seeks to improve perinatal, neonatal services in Nunavut village

July 25, 2022

Dr. Patricia Johnston has been awarded a $500K grant from the Canadian Institute of Health research for her project.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Adjunct Professor and Sessional Instructor of Social Work Dr. Patricia Johnston has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Canadian... Read more


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VIU named host of the 2023 CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship

July 21, 2022

Mariners women's volleyball team has won the last four consecutive CCAA National Championships and looks to become the first to win five straight.Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Mariners will host the 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) ... Read more


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VIU part of BC plan to train, recruit more allied health professionals

July 19, 2022

British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout BC, including at Vancouver Island University (VIU).The seats will... Read more


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How did COVID-19 affect recreation programing in the Yukon?

July 14, 2022

A research project aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery in the territory.How COVID-19 impacted people in rural and remote communities, and the role that recreation can play in pandemic recovery, are the focus of research being conducted by... Read more


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Alum of the Month: Bianca van der Stoel

July 8, 2022

After graduating from VIU’s Horticulture Technician program in 2019, Bianca van der Stoel has been busy growing her own Horticultural Therapy business, witnessing powerful moments of rehabilitation and joy as she helps people reconnect with nature. We caught up with Bianca to learn... Read more


Two people walk along a path near a tree with red leaves at Milner Gardens & Woodland.

Health professionals can prescribe access to VIU’s Milner Gardens through national program

July 4, 2022

VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland partnering with BC Parks Foundation on PaRx initiative to allow people free access to nature to benefit their health.Spending time connecting with nature is a powerful way for people to improve their health and well-being, and now those most in... Read more


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VIU hosts summer camps for Indigenous students

June 29, 2022

The camps are organized by the ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Indigenous mentorship program.A pair of free summer camps that aim to make the transition to university easier for Indigenous youth are returning to in-person delivery at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Nanaimo... Read more


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VIU welcomes new Provost and Vice-President Academic

June 21, 2022

Dr. Michael Quinn takes on critical leadership role with Vancouver Island UniversityVancouver Island University (VIU) has appointed Dr. Michael (Mike) Quinn Provost and Vice-President Academic. In this role, Quinn will guide and enhance the academic mission across VIU campuses and... Read more


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Paper Excellence and Vancouver Island University create Indigenous Success Fund

June 21, 2022

Paper Excellence has partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to create the Paper Excellence Indigenous Success Fund.The new scholarship fund is offering financial support to Indigenous students enrolled in trades programs at VIU. Paper Excellence has contributed $60,000 to... Read more


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